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Friday, January 14, 2011

Queensland Floods - A thank you to our military

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank our military members who have been tasked with assisting in the aftermath of the extensive flooding from Towooomba and the Lockyer Valley to Brisbane.

As a resident in the Lockyer Valley I have heard the helicopters flying over daily since earlier this week.

Understand your efforts and your bravery in plucking stranded people from their roofs and airlifting locals from floodbound towns are very much appreciated. We are grateful for your presence.

Thank you!


Anonymous said...

I echo your thanks, nothing like a brace of fit young things to get the (frequently awful) jobs done. I would also like to send a shout out to this website.... Without which I would not have had on hand in the cupboard a stash of muesli bars, snakes, redskins and other lollies to go with the 5 dozen Anzac biscuits (well what else!) baked and fed to those working so hard to clean up their (and strangers) homes last Sunday. I never usually had that kind of stuff in the house -so thank you, you transformed my pantry. I'm sure the soldiers won't mind that their treats were diverted to a more immediate need.

Anonymous said...

Also a mega-thanks to those not long back from overseas and recalled from leave to help with the flood assistance. Instead of spending precious time with your families you are away from home again helping where it is needed. I am in awe.

Nilk said...

Wonderful, Anon, and you are so right about our service men and women just getting on with the job regardless.

They are called to service, and serve they do, often at huge cost, and to little recognition.

God bless our Defence Force for just doing, as one of them says, what they do.